Bay Area Muslims to Hold Unity and Diversity Rally in Wake of New…

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The Northern California Islamic Council (NCIC) is holding a rally called, “Unity and Diversity: Countering Islamophobia on Sunday, March 31st at 11 AM in San Francisco, at Embarcadero Plaza, located between Market St and Steuart St. The event, which is co-sponsored by various civil society groups and organizations, will serve as a forum through which communities will come together in solidarity and with the goal of understanding how to resist Islamophobia.

Dr. Hatem Bazian, one of the event organizers and Berkeley University Professor stated that, “while the New Zealand attacks were horrific in it’s violence, it is imperative that we address the larger context that this violence is occuring within - the Global War on Terror. This is especially important because there have been attacks on five mosques in the UK and one this past weekend in Escondido, California - which demonstrates just how global violence against Muslims is. Moreover, in this current moment, we should turn to leaders like Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who has shown the world what it means to protect Muslims in their most sacred spaces.”

NCIC stands in solidarity with the family and friends of the New Zealand attack and is committed to continuing to raise the alarm on Islamophobia so that this violence can be stopped once and for all. No one should have to fear that their prayers in their places of sanctuary could be targeted by hateful individuals or indeed, the state itself.
The Northern California Islamic Council is a peer-to-peer network of advice and support for Muslim non-profits with an aim to provide a united Muslim voice to the community at large.

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